Cahaba River near Selma, Alabama
The longest free flowing river in the state, the Cahaba River offers great floating. Start close to the headwaters and just drift down, fishing all the way. Camp along the way and make a super fun trip of it. The fishing pressure will come and go depending how far or close you get to populated areas. The awesome thing about fishing here is that the fish put up a very strong fight because of all the muscle mass they put on fighting the current. A 3lbs river bass will fight as hard as a 8lbs lake bass. The downside is the fish do not grow as big in rivers as they do in lakes. While you are floating down the fish cast the rocks, fallen trees, deep holes, and weeds. Use light tackle and cast small spinners, crankbaits, jigs tipped with live bait or soft plastics, crawfish imitators and swimbaits. Fly fishing will also work. Very little will work better than drifting live bait near the bottom.
Cahaba River Fishing near Selma, Alabama
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Details for Cahaba River
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 32.319305 -87.094711
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Description for Cahaba River, Dallas County, Alabama
Cahaba River is a stream located just 7.4 miles from Selma, in Dallas County, in the state of Alabama, United States, near Cahaba, AL. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including catfish, largemouth bass, sunfish, bream/bluegill, crappie and pickerel here. Alternate names for this stream include Cahauba River, Cabo River and Cohabby River.
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Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
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Fishing Hot Spots near Cahaba River
"Shell creek is producing a few large bass in the 5-6 range. Slow to bite. Shad colored Culprit..." Millers Ferry Lock and Dam
"Bass can be caught right now on shallow crankbaits and jerk baits right now in the pre-spawn as the..." Hale Lake Dam
"Bass in the 3lb range are numerous. The threadfin shad population is large so the bass eat well...." William 'Bill' Dannelly Reservoir
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